In an alternate timeline created when the USS Enterprise-C traveled forward in time, Garvey served on the Enterprise-D. He was on duty, guarding the bridge, when Guinan visited the command center. Later he served as guard in the transporter room and witnessed the kiss between Tasha Yar and Richard Castillo. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise")
In 2366, Garvey accompanied Lieutenant Worf and another security officer to the quarters of Captain Picard, after Data located an unknown energy source there and Picard did not respond to Commander Riker's call. They found a surprised Captain in his quarters, not knowing that he was a doppelganger. (TNG: "Allegiance")
He was part of the security team which accomapnied Dr. Crusher into the shuttlebay to stop the Zalkonian "John Doe". He witnessed the killing of Lieutenant Worf and also the revival by "John". (TNG: "Transfigurations")
He replaced security chief Worf at the tactical console, when Worf guarded Chancellor Gowron to the transporter room. Later, he was among the crewmembers who honored Worf, when he left the ship, standing in a row on his way to the transporter room. (TNG: "Redemption")
Garvey was part of the away team which rescued Commander Riker, Doctor Crusher, Data, and the colonists on Melona IV after the Crystalline Entity destroyed the surface of the planet. (TNG: "Silicon Avatar")
In 2368, under the influence of the Ktarian game, brought by Commander Riker on board the ship, Garvey was ordered to find Wesley Crusher. He acknowledged the Captain's order to apprehend Crusher on deck 6, section 25 but only found his phaser, firing on a force field. (TNG: "The Game")
The same year Garvey was part of the security team which secured the corridor between Ten Forward and a cargo bay. Together with two other security officers he watched the by the Ux-Mal possessed Deanna Troi, Miles O'Brien, and Data bringing their hostages Worf, Captain Picard, and Keiko O'Brien into the turbolift. (TNG: "Power Play")
He served at the tactical station on the bridge when the Enterprise-D under the command of Captain Edward Jellico met with the Cardassian Gul Lemec at the Federation-Cardassian border. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I")
Garvey manned an aft station on the bridge when the Enterprise-D went into the Kaleb sector to meet a Corvallen freighter. He replaced Worf at the tactical station when the Klingon was ordered to escort Stefan DeSeve to the bridge. (TNG: "Face of the Enemy")
Garvey was part of the security team which accompanied Lieutenant Worf to the surface of Dorvan V in 2370. Later he was ordered to prepare the forced evacuation of the Native Americans due to a treaty with the Cardassians, but found himself in the fight between the Cardassians and the Indian Natives shortly thereafter. (TNG: "Journey's End")
Garvey was played by regular background actor Joe Bauman who received no credit for his appearances. His line "On our way." in the fifth season episode "The Game" was provided by an unknown voice actor.
Garvey's name was not mentioned on screen but is from the script of the episode "Bloodlines", which describes him as a Security officer, a male N.D., named Garvey. The call sheet for the episode list the character as Garvey (scene 26) - (J. Bauman). According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, episode writer Nick Sagan named the character after baseball player Steve Garvey.
- "Yesterday's Enterprise"
- "Hollow Pursuits"
- "The Drumhead"
- "The Host"
- "The Mind's Eye"
- "In Theory"
- "Silicon Avatar"
- "The Game"
- "A Matter of Time"
- "New Ground"
- "Hero Worship"
- "Power Play"
- "The Perfect Mate"
- "I Borg"
- "Time's Arrow"
- "Man of the People"
- "True Q"
- "The Quality of Life"
- "Chain of Command, Part I"
- "Ship in a Bottle"
- "Face of the Enemy"
- "Eye of the Beholder"
- "Journey's End"
- Star Trek Generations